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UC Summer Abroad in Social Sciences

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UC Berkeley

Australia, Sydney - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Sydney, Australia.

Belgium, Netherlands, History, Art, and Identity in Europe

Introduce yourself to the cultural and political identity of the Low Countries—the Netherlands and Belgium, two contrasting monarchies in the heart of Europe.

Brazil, Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil

Gain cultural experience rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy by exploring the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and rhythms for the Orixas, and Capoeira of the Candomble tradition.

Canada, Toronto - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Toronto, Canada.

Czech Republic, Prague - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Prague, Czech Republic.

France, Paris - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Paris, France.

Hong Kong, Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Hong Kong.

India, Mumbai - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Mumbai, India.

Ireland, Dublin - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Dublin, Ireland.

Israel - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Israel.

Philippines, Narratives of Tradition and Resistance

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society through interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines.

Singapore - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Singapore.

Spain, Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting

Broaden your architecture experience by stepping into a town where culture, food, ritual, and environment significantly impact urban design.

Spain, Madrid - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Madrid, Spain.

Spain, The Other Side/El Otro Lado: A comparative look at migration and refugees along the Mediterranean and US-Mexico borderlands

Examine U.S. ethnic studies and global ethnic studies in relation to the construction of particular juridical/social/political subjects like refugees and undocumented migrants in two particular locations: 1) the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and 2) the Mediterranean Sea corridor.

Sweden, Stockholm Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Stockholm.

Switzerland, Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact

Examine the drivers of business innovation, while exploring issues of sustainability, labor, stakeholder responsibility and impact from a business perspective, and assessing those same issues from the NGO and governmental perspective.

United Kingdom, London - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in London.

USA, California, Los Angeles - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and professional work experience through an academic internship in the Los Angeles area.

USA, California, San Francisco Bay Area - Internship

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and professional work experience through an academic internship in the San Francisco Bay Area.

USA, Massachusetts, Boston: Research and Entrepreneurship - Internship  

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Boston, Massachusetts.

UC Davis

Cuba, Revolutionary Cuba 

Explore the historic and ever-changing city of Havana and examine Cuba's revolutionary tradition on a multi-city trip across the island.

Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe 

Learn why some European cities (in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark) are way ahead of U.S. cities in sustainable development and design.

Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador 

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with multiple indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador that are not available to traditional tourists.

Germany, Personality Psychology in Berlin - NEW 

Study personality psychology in Berlin, one of the most exciting and culturally interesting cities in the world.

Ireland, Psychology Internships 

Intern in Galway or Limerick with placements focusing on community partnerships in two of Ireland’s most populous cities.

Italy, Science of the Mind - NEW 

Study the biological foundations of the mind at the oldest university in the Western world in Bologna, Italy.

Lebanon, Science and Society in the Middle East - NEW 

Explore environmental issues that result from population growth and civil conflict while immersing yourself in beautiful, intriguing and ancient Lebanese culture.

Netherlands, United Kingdom, Design in Europe 

Journey through two European countries (UK, Netherlands) famous for their trend setting historical and contemporary art, architecture and design.

New Zealand, Psychology Internships 

Intern in Auckland or Wellington gaining experience in the fields of psychology and social work in a rich multicultural environment.

Spain, Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona 

Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.

United Kingdom, Psychology Internships in London - NEW 

Intern in the global metropolis of London with an individually tailored placement to work toward your career goals in psychology and social services.

USA, California, Immigrant and Refugee Health Internships 

Explore services for vulnerable communities in California’s Bay Area and Central Valley.

UC Los Angeles

Belgium, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe

Examine the individual systems of government in Britain, the Netherlands and France and the role played by these countries in world politics.

France, Medieval Paris

Weaving lectures, walking tours, and short daily trips into one, this program in Paris presents a two-fold approach to the histories of the kingdom of France in the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

Greece, Ancient Greece

Explore ancient Greece through a combination of classical archaeological site visits, lectures, and the works of Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and Aristophanes.

Italy, Exploring Ancient Rome

Explore the city of Rome and learn about its ancient history, politics, architecture and culture this summer.

USA, New York, Cities and Cultures

Explore cutting edge, urban, cultural and political issues, and the trendiest neighborhoods in the country's largest city.

UC Riverside

China, From Cognition to Industry

With a strong emphasis on neuroscience, learn about various cognitive processes (perception, attention, memory, executive controls, etc.) and develop the theoretical knowledge for group research projects in psychology.

United Kingdom, Cross-cultural Advertising: the US and the United Kingdom

Examine the cultural differences between advertising in the UK and the U.S. and gain more insight into how to shape marketing tactics to communicate effectively with different cultures.

United Kingdom, Subcultural Affiliations: Transatlantic Popular Cultures

Examine popular cultural phenomena--namely punk and post-punk cultures--in a transatlantic frame that ties the history and politics of the UK and the U.S. together.

UC San Diego

Chile, Literature and Politics in Latin America

With a keen eye on the history of La vía chilena al socialismo under Salvador Allende, our emphasis will be on the tensions between class, indigenous people, labor and political movements and state power in Chile and other Latin American countries.

Ecuador, Indigenous Health in Ecuador

Gain a greater understanding of the challenges medical practitioners and local communities face by comparing urban Western medicine with rural and indigenous practices.

France, Sign Language and Studies in Paris

Participate in excursions where students can turn classroom discussions into actual practice by applying knowledge of ASL to live interactions with deaf people.

Germany, Modernism and Design: The Bauhaus Experience

Focus on the history, contradictions, and legacy of the Bauhaus School and its underlying philosophy as a lens into the larger International Style in architecture and planning across the world.

Japan, Wilderness and Human Values in Tokyo

Explore the inter-relationship between humans and the environment, examining notions of nature and how the inter-relationship, and ideas about it, changed throughout Japanese history.

Russia, Mission Siberia

Study environmental changes of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, as well as ethnic issues relating to the Buryats, the largest indigenous group in Russia, in one of the largest cities in Siberia.

South Africa, Zambia, Change in Modern South Africa & Zambia

Compare and contrast two authentic African experiences by visiting one of the most popular post-Apartheid cities, Cape Town, South Africa, and the less developed Livingstone, Zambia.

Spain, Social Cognition & Drugs in Barcelona

Explore the relationship between drugs, the brain, mind, and culture as well as the significant work being done on mirror neurons in Spain.

Spain, Spanish Memories, African Hopes, Through Literature & Film

At the crossroads of Africa and Europe, explore Spain and its evolution as a result of African migration. Studies will be reinforced through field trips to Málaga and Morocco.

Switzerland, Earth Science Adventures in the Alps

With Switzerland's towering mountain peaks and majestic glaciers as a backdrop, gain a greater understanding of the volcanoes of Europe and the geology of the Alps. 

United Kingdom, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism in Edinburgh

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom.

UC Santa Cruz

Czech Republic, Art in the Global Context

In this immersive studio art class, students create sculptures, drawings, performances and installations that explore art in a global context.

Germany, Food Study Field Study in Berlin

Combine food, European history and politics, and the study of state socialism/postsocialism together in this four-week program.